Teng Li

Principal Viola

Teng Li

Teng Li joined the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in 2004. She has since established herself as a diverse and dynamic performer internationally. Along with her TSO solo appearances, Ms. Li has performed with the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, National Chamber Orchestra, Santa Rosa Symphony, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Haddonfield Symphony, Shanghai Opera Orchestra, Canadian Sinfonietta, and the Esprit Orchestra. Her performances have been broadcast on CBC Radio 2, National Public Radio, WQXR (New York), WHYY (Pennsylvania), WFMT (Chicago), and Bavarian Radio (Munich). Ms. Li is also an active recitalist and chamber musician participating in the festivals of Marlboro, Santa Fe, Mostly Mozart, Music from Angel Fire, Rome, Moritzburg (Germany), and the Rising Stars Festival in Caramoor. She has performed with the Guarneri Quartet in New York at Carnegie Hall (Weill Recital Hall) and with the 92nd St. “Y” Chamber Music Society. Teng was also featured with the Guarneri Quartet in their last season (2009), and was also a member of the prestigious Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society Two Programme.

Ms. Li has won top Prizes at the Johanson International and the Holland-America Music Society competitions, the Primrose International Viola Competition, the Irving M. Klein International String Competition, and the ARD International Music Competition in Munich, Germany. She was also a winner of the Astral Artistic Services 2003 National Auditions.

Teng is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. She currently serves on faculty at the University of Toronto and the Mount Royal University Morningside Music Bridge Festival.

Teng Li plays on a 1703 Amati viola made available thanks to the generosity of Phyllis & William R. Waters.

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